March 10: CISF Raising Day
Every year, the Central Industrial Security Force Raising Day is celebrated on March 10. The CISF works under Ministry of Home Affairs. It was set up in 1969 under the CISF act, 1968 passed in Parliament of India.
Though established in 1969, the CISF was made an armed force in 1983. The sanctioned strength of the force was raised to 180,000 from 145,000 in 2017.
On the CISF raising day, the CISF officials celebrate the day with parade. Several service medals are distributed to meritorious officers. Also, awareness is created among the citizens to cooperate with the CISF officials on CISF Raising Day.
Duties of CISF
The CISF officials guard industrial units and infrastructure projects all over the country. It provides protection to atomic power plants, major ports, mines, refineries, oil fields, airports and hydroelectric and thermal power plants. There is a dedicated fire wing of CISF to help during accidents in industries. They also provide consultancy services to private firms and other organizations all over the world.